Sometimes searching for a new job can feel like a full time job in itself. Devoting time and energy into finding a great job is exhausting and incredibly time consuming. From search engines to job boards to employer websites, it’s challenging to know where to look and how or when to get started. Luckily there’s… Read more »

Achieving a work-life balance with any career can be difficult, but having a family while working can be especially challenging. Rather than let yourself feel overwhelmed, it’s time to get organized and focus on your time management and priorities. Consider these three tips to achieving the best balance between your career and parenthood. Find quality… Read more »

People want long-term security when they accept a job, with the hopes of permanent employment or being able to leave on their terms. But, when an employer decides to part ways with you, it can be devastating. In addition to the immediate setbacks, there’s also the issue of discussing the dismissal in future job interviews…. Read more »

Sometimes, it can seem like you’re working as hard as you can but, despite your best efforts, the people around you seem to be getting ahead in their careers while yours stands still. Of course, you should expect your supervisor will recommend you for a promotion if you’ve earned one. However, if you want to… Read more »

Working with a staffing agency is a great avenue for job leads in Southwestern Ontario, as they help companies with matching job seekers with job opportunities and evaluating candidates’ abilities on behalf of their clients. Agency personnel first meet with a company to understand the details of the job, including the various technical and behavioural… Read more »

To put it simply, ‘advanced manufacturing’ is the blending of new technology and methods to enhance product design and production to make highly differentiated, affordable and competitive goods. Also called ‘Industry 4.0’, advanced manufacturing is fast becoming the new normal, with manufacturers large and small feeling pressured to implement new methods to raise productivity and… Read more »

Don’t make the same mistake that many candidates do during their interviews. When the hiring manager says, “Tell me about yourself,” they babble on and on in an attempt to cover every aspect of their lives, most of which have little bearing on whether they will be selected for the job. Instead, craft a story… Read more »

You just received an invitation to interview for a job you would love to land. Your skills and experience match what the company is looking for, but you’ll still need to make a good impression during the interview. Most of that impression will be determined by what you say, and there are some things that… Read more »

Anyone who has had to work under a toxic manager will tell you that it can take all the joy out of work days. These are the leaders whose departments have high turnover and low morale. Yes, they can increase productivity in the short-term, but the effect they have on long-term success can be devastating…. Read more »

Have you been ‘ghosted’ by a recruiter? Perhaps you have been but didn’t know what to call it. Professional recruiters say that ghosting is becoming a widespread problem. It happens when a company stops responding to you after you’ve done several interviews. While you might have been ghosted and chalked it up to being part… Read more »